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Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery

Minimally Invasive surgery in the spine has revolutionized the treatment of spinal disorders, which in the past required large incisions and stripping of the back muscles. The operations are now performed using tiny incisions, with muscle splitting as opposed to muscle cutting, with the use of "tubular retractors" of different sizes. In most cases patients leave the hospital in 24 hours, the postoperative pain and disability is significantly reduced. Patients are able to resume normal activities sooner and, return to work earlier. Many of the operations that were performed open can now be carried out using these techniques. We utilize the microscope and the endoscope for such techniques

Minimally Invasive Procedures in the Lumbar Spine

  • Lumbar disc herniation
  • Lumbar Stenosis
  • Lumbar "Synovial cyst" removal
  • Lumbar Fusion operation for Instability: Pedicle fixation and Interbody cage and bone
  • fusion with bone fusion

Minimally Invasive procedures in the Cervical Spine

  • Posterior cervical foraminotomy for disc herniation and foraminal stenosis
  • Posterior cervical stabilization and Fusion for instability

Minimally Invasive procedures in the Thoracic spine

  • Lateral disc herniations can be removed with the Tubular retractor systems
  • Large, central and calcified discs are removed using Thoracoscopic techniques
  • Single level metastatic tumors and traumatic fractures can also be treated using the thoracoscopic techniques


Osteoporotic fractures in the thoracic and lumbar spine and fractures occurring with tumors of the thoracic and lumbar spine can be treated with minimally invasive techniques. The technique involves placing a needle in the fractured bone with x-ray control, inflating a balloon to reduce the compression fracture, followed by the injection of cement into the fractured bone to provide stability. The cement sets within 7minutes. Pain relief is immediate, maximum stay is 24 hours.



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